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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.

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How to access HP D2700 storage and take backup ?
I need to replace the IO module and restore the backup.
Storage is not accessible from server.
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Using Windows Server Backup on Server 2012.  I'd like to only run the job Monday-Friday and exclude Weekends.  I'm thinking about writing a script to disable on Saturday and then enable on Monday morning.  Because I've not used this before, I'm wondering if when I disable backup does it remove the job and all associated drives?  I don't want this to happen.  What are the expert's thoughts on my plan?
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I had this question after viewing Recovering backup .Qic files on Windows 7.

I have a set of backup DVDs but when I put them in the DVD player it says it's part of a backup set and there are no visible .qic files on it. Is there a way of copying the set into one qic file to try to restore it?
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I've just, finally, reassembled a Win10PRO PC after a crash and Win-reinstall. All the programs but one, ShadowProtect. I used it once on a Win7 machine with a single volume and it worked. Now I'm on Win 10, reading everything again about installing and, more importantly, restoring bare metal. Frankly, wizards or not, I really don't understand a lot of what I'm reading (like the difference between GPT and MBR, which I now get. Question, SP gets high marks for reliability, but requires a lot of work to set up, test the recovery environment, and so forth. Is there a bare metal backup solutions for an SSD/HD setup that is easier to use and reliable? Thanks in advance for the suggestions.
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I saw this link in one of the topics involving QIC file problems ("problem restoring .qic backup file catalog empty").  Does someone have the zip file or is there another updated link available for it?

http://members.ping.at/mlubich/peek11.zip
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Is it possible to manually remove the very old catalog file on Backup Exec 15?
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Does anyone have experience with or know a good way to backup virtual machines running on VMWare? But it is a requirement that there be open source software. Partly because I am on a tight budget, but also in principle because I think there is very good open source software in general.  It is also a requirement that it should run on Linux as I do not have a single Windows machine.
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I am using a Promox VE on my local ML110 xeon 28GB 480GB SSD server. and wish to backup on my Qnap TS-253A 8GB ram nas server.

Normally I log into the local server with: https://snag.gy/RYE3Sm.jpg URL: https://192.168.1.20:8006/#v1:0:18:4:::::: user id: root and then the password. but when I try to log in, it's not working: https://snag.gy/D9zsEx.jpg 

I downloaded nakivo for the backup.
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Hey Guys,

I need a backup solution for our Rackspace email.  What we have in place is Rackspace archiving and retention backup.  We need a backup solution that will backup users individual mailbox and sub folders.  Rackspace retention backup, backs up users mailbox but not sub folders.  All emails in sub folders will gets dumped in a folder called Recovered Deleted Emails folder.  We BackupAssist for backup to external hard drives and iDrive for offsite data backup.  Any assistance will be appreciated.  Thanks.
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I have a PowerShell script which checks to ensure certain backups have taken place. The script checks the date of certain flag / semaphore files and shows a message if the files are too old (which one is in this test)

This works fine when manually run from the following batch file
Powershell.exe -executionpolicy Bypass -File  "Check-If-Backup-Failed.ps1"

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but not when the same command line is added to the 'logon.bat' logon script.

What am I doing wrong (I presume it is permissions somehow) ?

NOTE: I don't get an error when I login - it just does nothing.
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We’d all like to think our company’s data is well protected, but when you ask IT professionals they admit the data probably is not as safe as it could be.

We have Veritas Backup Exec 20.3 installed on a Server 2016 but we have an annoying issue since it was upgraded to version 20. The patch to 20.3 did not fix it.

it seems that despite the software and agent being installed on our Server, and licensed, whenever we try to add NAS drives, so that we can backup user shares, BE wrongly adds the NAS units as Windows servers - this results in errors relating to a missing agent on those servers.

NAS drives showing as Windows server
Please see the attached screenshot - note the top and bottom three servers are all QNAP and Synology NAS drives. Despite going "Add a server" and selecting "file server or NDMP data server". they appear incorrectly as Windows servers. I'm pretty sure these were showing correctly before upgrading to version 20 (I can't recall which our old version was and we no longer have the installer for that).

This wouldn't be a problem, except we get errors in the job logs about a missing agent everytime and license issues .

Can anybody suggets a reason for this and how to fix it? I do not believe this is the popular credentials problem. You can actually select the shares on the NAS drives, but you can't browse them and you get errors in the logs about missing agents.
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Windows 2008 Dynamic Disk Error!  I have a client 2008 Server that is reporting error on Disk0 C: drive.  The server has 5 2TB SATA drives all set as dynamic disks. Disks. Disk0 Has a 100MB System Reserve Partiton, 931GB NTFS C: Partition & 931GB Extended NTFS F: Drive Partition that is not being used.  Disk1-3 are in a Dynamic RAID5 array and have no issue. I used to be able to do an Acronis disk image of the entire server but then started failing.  

Looking at the Disk Manager Disk0 reports Errors. If I right click on Disk0 in the Disk Manager I have the option to Reactivate Disk. Sounds like a good step but I am afraid this might break it and this is the sole Domain Controller for the small office.

Is it safe to Reactivate Disk0?  It is weird since it seems to be working with error.

I also may have a bad block on the disk.  I am game to replace the disk but since it is a stand alone dynamic disk and Acronis Disk Image is not working I am not sure of the best path to migrate the OS and Data without losing it all.

I havent worked with Dynamic Disks very much and can use soem EXPERT opionion.
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Curious what others are doing for backups..... I am about to take a sledgehammer to our current setup, and am curious what other people use and what backup strategies they employ. Cloud is not an option for our firm- our backups to tape can accommodate storage. Currently, we have a daily incremental backup, a weekly full backup that expires after 5 weeks and a monthly backup that never expires and is retained indefinitely. Currently, I have to schedule backups to run every Friday and then watch them all weekend because the backup software randomly marks our full backups as "superseded" (Just started this a month ago), and support was never good from this vendor. We have in-house Exchange, file servers, in-house SQL, an AD domain, and of course file servers. Almost our entire infrastructure is Hyper-V. Total amount of data is about 20TB. I'm more interested in strategies to safeguard the data than an actual product. Should I consider changing the weekly backups to only backing up data that has changed in the past 30 days, and have the monthly be all data? I'll take any suggestions or perspectives on the best way to do this.

Thanks!
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We have several clients who have IMAP email and access it using Outlook 2007 / 2010 / 2013 / 2016.  Those clients have a TON of data in their PSTs and don't want to lose them.  The clients have a TON of data in their email, so we've broken it up into archive PSTs by year.  (IE, archive_2015.pst, archive_2016.pst, etc.)  The default mail destination PST doesn't have anything more than about a year old in it.  By doing so, this keeps the PSTs down to 2-3GB each.  

The data in these PSTs is important and needs to be backed up locally and offsite.  The servers at the clients' locations have local and offsite backups configured, so the trick was getting the PST files to the servers to they're backed up.

By default, Outlook stores the PSTs in %userprofile%\appdata\local\<something or other>, which, as its folder location suggests, is local.  We moved the PSTs into %userprofile%\appdata\roaming\microsoft\outlook, enabled roaming profiles, and scheduled the workstations to log off automatically after business hours.  Voila!  The PSTs are synched to the server and backed up offsite.

Except there are problems with PST corruption.  One of the clients had a couple of users that would get impatient during the logon / logoff process and forcibly reboot their computers.  No surprise how the corruption happened there.  But we have another user at a different client that also encounters corruption issues despite being patient and tolerant during logon and logoff.  The corruption …
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Hello,

I have major problems with my SQL database.
The LDF file is full.
All the backup tools are not working for some reason.
I have no space anymore on disk.

Can you help me to shrink the file or truncate the logs manually ?
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Hello Everyone,

          I am wondering how I can copy or transfer the entire contents of a 1TB external WD USB drive to a 2TB external WD USB drive.  

          Any suggestions regarding any special hardware or software needed to accomplish this task will be greatly appreciated.

          Thank you very much :-)

          George
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I need to make backups of my system state on my windows 2016 server hyper-v domain controller. The only way for this to work is thru power shell. I am only able to run this for one time. How do I write this t run every 4 hours in PowerShell?

# Runs  from PS on DC1
Register-ScheduledJob -Name “System State Backup” -Trigger @{Frequency = “Daily”; At = “2:00”} -ScriptBlock {
	# Create new Backup Policy
	$Policy = New-WBPolicy

	# Add System State to the policy
	Add-WBSystemState -Policy $Policy

	# Set Backup Location
	$BackupLocation = New-WBBackupTarget -VolumePath "\\bugsbunny\svrA"

	# Add backup location to policy
	Add-WBBackupTarget -Policy $Policy -Target $BackupLocation

	# Start Backup Using Policy
	Start-WBBackup -Policy $Policy
}

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Hello,

I have a question regarding VEEAM Backup. We have many vSphere VMs which have terabytes of data. The typical backup strategy is to backup the VMs to disk and afterwards to tape as I know. We have enough space on the backup server to store the full backups but not for the incremental.

So I want to store the full backups on tape and afterwards delete it from the backup server. But VEEAM can not find the full backup anymore, so it starts a full backup instead of the incremenal. Is there a way to achieve what I want or are there any better strategies?

Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

Bernhard
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Hi

I am looking to backup 32GB of data in a possible 6 hour window for a client and then they what an air gap between next day backup. i.e.
Physical change over of Media ... any ideas of a way forward with this or a product suggestion
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Hi,

I am looking for a backup and restore (Disaster recovery ) solution for my servers. I have 2 cluster SQL servers, application server, and 4 domain servers. I found many solutions like solar wind, Zetta , MozyPro, CrashPlan...etc. My data size almost 2T. I really need help with this. Can you help me or suggest good backup solution with affordable price?

Thanks
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This is using Veritas NetBackup 8.1.1. There are 2 master servers in veritas cluster, 4 media servers, and 2 IBM 3580 lto4 6-drivers tape library. All these 4 media controllers have the control of these tape library drives. All these 2 masters, and 4 media are setup in SuSE 11 SP4. There are 2 more media servers setup in MS Windows 2008 server, and used as the proxy to conduct VMware snapshot backup.

We don't have access to those SuSE-based servers, and only have full access to the ms windows-based servers. In daily administration, we access to the NBU admin console on these 2 MS windows media server. Recently, from the activity monitor, we found that the media4 won't conduct any backups. Instead, all these backup jobs were found either "queue up" and eventually the backup jobs fails. The message being "Media server is currently not connected to master server".

On Activity Monitor > Daemons, we ever restarted the "spoold" and "ltid", but still problem resists. What would be the root cause? How to solve the problem?

Thanks in advance.
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I just installed a new Office PC (Win 10 Enterprise). I have an old billing program on my prior Win7 Pro PC that I want to keep using. Created a VM of the Win7 PC using Macrium viBoot, installed the Hyper-V role in Win10 and am able to boot / use the VM without issue. Great!

But what about backup? I have Macrium setup to image my Win10 PC daily. Would restoring my Win7 VM (if needed) be a simple matter of restoring all the files in the Macrium viBoot folder (where all VM files are stored I believe).

I realize (and use) VM backup software (Altaro) at my Server clients. But Altaro, Veeam, etc. programs require the Host to be running Server software. Looked at BackupChain but that would need a Server license as well.

I'm hoping just a simple backup of the VM files will suffice in this scenario.

Anyone have experience with Hyper-V backup on a Win10 host?
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what is the cheap and best passport drive that is available in market now

https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-electronics-begins-mass-production-of-industrys-largest-capacity-ssd-30-72tb-for-next-generation-enterprise-systems

is 30TB is available as above?
i do not like too big size and electric connection etc.
more portable is better to move it along with me
i see
WD My Book 8TB-New USB 3.0 Desktop HDD Western Digital-NEW WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN

and
Seagate Expansion Desktop 8TB External Hard Drive
Please advise
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I need to backup a Ubuntu 18.04 server. I use Storage Craft for all backups but they do not have anything that can backup that version of Linux. I need to find a product that can backup that server.

I am not a Linux tech so I would prefer something where I can install the backup agent on Linux and manage it from a Windows server. I also want it to backup the entire image of the server so I can restore it if necessary.

Can someone recommend a good product for that. Preferable one that is not expensive
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I have taken the backup of tansactions logs of exchange server, Its about 700GB. So when I will take  backup next time it will replace the existing backup "windowsimagebackup"  folder???? My question is that the new backup will also contain backup files of old back or it will lost the last backup. In case I need the files from old backup it will not possible, Its my assumption. Please throw some light on it. Thanks in advanced
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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.